Patricia Saldaña Natke is Founding Partner of UrbanWorks and as President oversees design excellence for every project. Her extraordinary record of public service imbues the firm with a strong civic ethic.
A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, Pat has served as Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, a Facilitator at Archeworks, and currently a part time Professor at IIT School of Architecture for the Advanced Design Studios.
Prior to founding UrbanWorks, she worked in design positions for several award-winning Chicago architectural firms.
Among her professional accomplishments, Pat chaired the National AIA Diversity Committee for the American Institute of Architects. Pat was recently listed in the “2014: 50 Chicago Designers” by New City and one of the five Emerging Designers by Crain’s Chicago.